|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Robert Burton (15771640)|
|QUOTATION:||As much valour is to be found in feasting as in fighting, and some of our city captains and carpet knights will make this good, and prove it. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Anatomy of Melancholy. Part i. Sect. 2, Memb. 2, Subsect. 2.|
Carpet knights are men who are by the princes grace and favour made knights at home
. They are called carpet knights because they receive their honours in the court and upon carpets.Markham: Booke of Honour (1625).
Carpet knights,Du Bartas (ed. 1621), p. 311. [back]